Judy Wu

Judy Wu

  • Lecturer
  • Pharm.D. Research Advisor
  • School of Pharmacy - Medicinal Chemistry
School of Pharmacy Building, Room 2001C
University of Kansas
2010 Becker Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66047


  • Ph.D., Pharmacology, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • M.S., Food Science and Biochemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • B.S., Pharmacy, Zhejiang University, China


Courses Taught

  • MDCM 601 – Medicinal Biochemistry
  • PHAR 502 – Translational Science Laboratory
  • PHR 5151, 525, 530 – Pharmacy Skills Laboratory


Selected Publications

Wang, Z. Chen, Y. Drbohlav, L. M., Wu, J. Q., & Wang, M. Z. (2016). Development of an In Vitro Model to Screen CYP1B1-Targeted Anticancer Prodrugs. Journal of Biomolecular Screening, 21(10).

Horn, S. R., Thomenius, M. J., Johnson, E. S., Freel, C. D., Wu, J. Q., Coloff, J. L., Yang, C. Tang, W. An, J. Ilkayeva, O. R., Rathmell, J. C., Newgard, C. B., & Kornbluth, S. (2011). Regulation of mitochondrial morphology by APC/CCdh1-mediated control of Drp1 stability. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 22(8).

Tang, W. Wu, J. Q., Chen, C. Yang, C. Guo, J. Y., Freel, C. D., & Kornbluth, S. (2010). Emi2-mediated Inhibition of E2-substrate Ubiquitin Transfer by the Anaphase-promoting Complex/Cyclosome through a D-Box–independent Mechanism. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 21(15).

Nutt, L. K., Buchakjian, M. R., Gan, E. Darbandi, R. Yoon, S. Wu, J. Q., Miyamoto, Y. J., Gibbon, J. A., Andersen, J. L., Freel, C. D., Tang, W. He, C. Kurokawa, M. Wang, Y. Margolis, S. S., Fissore, R. A., & Kornbluth, S. (2009). Metabolic control of oocyte apoptosis mediated by 14-3-3ζ-regulated dephosphorylation of caspase-2. Developmental Cell, 16(6).

Wu, J. Q., Guo, J. Y., Tang, W. Yang, C. Freel, C. D., Chen, C. Nairn, A. C., & Kornbluth, S. (2009). PP1-mediated dephosphorylation of phosphoproteins at mitotic exit is controlled by inhibitor-1 and PP1 phosphorylation. Nature Cell Biology, 11(5).

Wu, J. Q., & Kornbluth, S. (2008). Across the meiotic divide – CSF activity in the post-Emi2/XErp1 era (. & .). Journal of Cell Science 121(21) 6.

Wang, M. Z., Wu, J. Q., Dennison, J. B., Bridges, A. S., Hall, S. D., Kornbluth, S. Tidwell, R. R., Smith, P. C., Voyksner, R. D., Paine, M. F., & Hall, J. E. (2008). A gel-free MS-based quantitative proteomic approach accurately measures cytochrome P450 protein concentrations in human liver microsomes. Proteomics, 8(20).

Tang, W. Wu, J. Q., Guo, J. Y., Hansen, D. V., Perry, J. A., Freel, C. D., Nutt, L. Jackson, P. K., & Kornbluth, S. (2008). Cdc2 and Mos Regulate Emi2 Stability to Promote the Meiosis I–Meiosis II Transition. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 19(8).

Guo, J. Y., Yamada, A. Wu, J. Q., Tang, W. Freel, C. D., Chau, B. N., Wang, M. Z., Margolis, S. S., Yoo, Y. Wang, X. Dunphy, W. G., Irusta, P. M., Hardwick, J. M., & Kornbluth, S. (2008). Aven-dependent activation of ATM following DNA damage. Current Biology, 18(13).

Wu, J. Q., & Kornbluth, S. (2008). Not-So-Pseudo a Substrate: Acm1-Mediated Inhibition of the APC. Molecular Cell 30(5) 2.

Wang, M. Z., Wu, J. Q., Bridges, A. S., Zeldin, D. C., Kornbluth, S. Tidwell, R. R., Hall, J. E., & Paine, M. F. (2007). Human Enteric Microsomal CYP4F Enzymes O-Demethylate the Antiparasitic Prodrug Pafuramidine. Drug Metabolism and Disposition, 35(11).

Wu, J. Q., Hansen, D. V., Guo, Y. Wang, M. Z., Tang, W. Freel, C. D., Tung, J. J., Jackson, P. K., & Kornbluth, S. (2007). Control of Emi2 activity and stability through Mos-mediated recruitment of PP2A. PNAS, 104(42).

DiMascio, L., Voermans, C., Uqoezwa, M., Duncan, A., Lu, D., Wu, J., Sankar, U., & Reya, T. (Eds.). (2007). Identification of Adiponectin as a Novel Hemopoietic Stem Cell Growth Factor. The Journal of Immunology, 178(6).

Wu, Q. Guo, Y. Yamada, A. Perry, J. A., Wang, M. Z., Araki, M. Freel, C. D., Tung, J. J., Tang, W. Margolis, S. S., Jackson, P. K., Yamano, H. Asano, M. & Kornbluth, S. (2007). Maintenance of CSF arrest: A role for Cdc2 and PP2A-mediated regulation of Emi2. Current Biology, 17(3).

Casaletto, J. B., Nutt, L. K., Wu, Q. Moore, J. D., Etkin, L. D., Jackson, P. K., Hunt, T. & Kornbluth, S. (2005). Inhibition of the anaphase-promoting complex by the Xnf7 ubiquitin ligase. The Journal of Cell Biology, 169(1).

Xu, Z. Wu, Q. & Godber, J. S. (2002). Stabilities of Daidzin, Glycitin, Genistin, and Generation of Derivatives during Heating. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 50(25).

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